Farber Mayor Tony Shade and his mother, Altha Cheney, stopped by the clean and cozy Horseshoe Bar & Grill in Farber on Saturday, April 24, for a quick lunch. Altha says she worked at this location in her early 20s when it was a tavern but it’s changed quite a bit. “This is a castle compared to that,” Cheney said. “This is nice.”
Shade said they were fully satisfied on all fronts, so much so that he said he planned to return for a pool game that evening with a local firefighter, Justin Franke. Word on the street is that the single pool table there is “the levelest pool table around.”
Cheney had a tenderloin for lunch, which she said was “terrific.”
“I couldn’t finish it all,” she said. “It’s so good I’m taking the rest home.”
Shade agreed: “I had a cheeseburger and it was the best I’ve had in a long time.”
The owners are Leroy Null and Lynette Null with their son, Jimmie, running the kitchen.
As we asked a few other customers how they liked the bar and grill, there was universal agreement: The food and atmosphere were exceptional, though the prices may be a tad steep for some wallets.The Leader’s reporter had a soda, tenderloin and onion rings, which came to $17.36, including a 15 percent gratuity.
“What newspapers need is the truth, not just a story,” reminded one young diner, Cam Cullom, whose palate was satisfied but his wallet a little less so.